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Does CoolSculpting Have Side Effects?

CoolSculpting for non-invasive fat reduction is popular among both men and women who want to achieve a slimmer, more shapely physique.

If you are considering CoolSculpting, you may be wondering what side effects to expect. Does CoolSculpting have side effects? What are your risks?

So, Let’s Get Right to It – Does CoolSculpting Have Side Effects?

Yes. In reality, no cosmetic treatment is free and clear of any reaction by the body.  But, most CoolSculpting effects are very minor and resolve quickly on their own. This non-surgical treatment has been deemed safe and effective by the FDA.

Here’s What Side Effects to Expect During and Right After CoolSculpting

A brief tingling sensation followed by numbness occurs during treatment and may continue when the applicator is removed. In most cases, this feeling eases by the time you’re on your way home.

Here Are the Minor Side Effects You May Experience the First Few Days After Treatment

A few days into the recovery process, you may experience minor swelling. As part of recovery, treated areas can swell due to additional blood flow in those areas. After your treatment, the areas treated can be numb to the touch and / or sensitive.

During the Weeks Following CoolSculpting, Here Is What’s Normal

In the weeks to come, you can expect an itchy or tingly sensation as your nerves adjust to the change. A pins-and-needles feeling is also normal.

You may also notice increased trips to the restroom for several weeks after treatment. This happens as the body works to naturally flush out the dead fat cells, which can take several months. After this, you should see your final CoolSculpting results.

Are There Other Risks of CoolSculpting?

Yes, there is a very rare side effect of paradoxical adipose hyperplasia, or PAH. This happens when fat cells enlarge and harden from the cold temps instead of being destroyed. It happens in .05% to .39% of cases, or less than 1%, and is typically treatable with liposuction.

Achieve a Slimmer Shape With CoolSculpting at Cool Contours!

Ready to find out if CoolSculpting is right for you, so you can finally kiss unwanted fat goodbye? Call us at 703-665-3281 to learn more about how our experienced CoolSculpting experts help reduce your risk of adverse effects from this amazing treatment and to book your free consultation!

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